About the bill
Should more states and localities educate teenagers about finance while in the public school system?
Only five states require high school students to learn financial education or demonstrate “financial literacy” in order to graduate. Those five are Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.
When Champlain College recently ranked all 50 states by their financial education requirements in public schools, more than half received grades of C, D, or F.
Now a senator from Alabama — one of the five states which currently has such a requirement on the books — has introduced a bill to incentive such financial education on a federal level.
What the bill does
The Youth Financial Learning Act would create a competitive grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to reward states and municipalities which ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Alabama. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2019
Length: 6 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on January 16, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
Dec 12, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3745 (115th).
Jan 16, 2019
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S. 155 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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